The lawsuit was filed by protesters who were forced out of a park near the White House. Before the photo of Donald Trump was canceled last June. Because the new government is unlikely to repeat such behavior. Federal attorneys said Friday.
Protests erupted across the country following George’s death. Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis on May 25 last year. Federal officials have warned of fierce retaliation in the District of Columbia after fires, broken windows, property and police injuries.
On June 1in Lafayette Square outside the white house Law enforcement officials forced the protesters back. by firing smoke grenades and pepper balls After clearing the park Trump, flanked by officials Walk to church and stand holding a Bible.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued on behalf of individuals and Black Lives Matter, arguing that Trump Former Attorney General William Barr and others “unlawfully conspired to violate” the rights of protesters.
on friday U.S. District Court Judge Dabney L. Friedrich heard arguments on whether to dismiss the case.
Christopher Hare, an attorney for the Department of Justice, added: “These cases are trying to prevent a repeat of the June 1 incident in Lafayette Square,” Justice Department attorney Christopher Hare added. “Management change” Democrat Joe Biden made their claim a point.
Lawyers for the protesters said they did nothing illegal and did not threaten. Some have suffered injuries such as burns, bruises and breathing problems. and psychological trauma “It remains to this day,” attorney Randy Mastro said.
Lawyers for the protesters argued that it was important to understand how the official response came about.
“Why did it happen?” the maestro asked. “Is it a curfew? Parks were cleared before curfew. Is it a cessation of violence? The Attorney General himself said there was no violence that day.”
Mastro said the reasons for the action were constantly changing. But from Trump’s tweets, it’s clear that “These protesters have been targeted because of their opinions, messages and words.”
“Well done everyone. Abundant power. domination,” Trump wrote a day later. He also shared a letter calling the protesters a “terrorist”
“The behavior here is blatantly illegal and is clearly unconstitutional to the point of needing amendments,” Mastro said. for your honor To do everything we can to see that nothing like this will ever happen in our country.”
Administrative attorneys and former officials say their clients are immune as they perform the necessary duties to provide space for the president. The judge asked why there was no reason to clear the park for the president. Noting that large crowds pose a safety risk
“It seems to me pretty clear that you have to clear the area he has to walk through before reaching the church. Why doesn’t it make sense for the defendant to do it?” she asked, although she said she understood concerns about the force used.